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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Worked at Onpoint Advocacy, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Churchill Livingstone Publishers, Alan R. Liss, Publishers, Garland Publishing, Gannett Newspapers.
Attended CUNY Graduate Center (NYC), Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), Lincoln High School (Yonkers, NY)
Lives in Peekskill, NY
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  • Onpoint Advocacy, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Churchill Livingstone Publishers, Alan R. Liss, Publishers, Garland Publishing, Gannett Newspapers.
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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick blogs poetry at http://mccarra--poetry.blogspot.com/ 

Her work has appeared in MoonLit, The Westchester Times Tribune, Make Room for Dada, Mount Vernon Today, OBSOLETE Magazine, The Mount Vernon Inquirer, Thick With Conviction, Cavalier Literary Couture, the "Vox Mom" online feature of The Mom Egg and the Mount Vernon Independent.  Publication forthcoming in Torrid Literature and Clapboard House. Her work has been anthologized in the volume "Blood Beats in Four Square Miles" edited by james "jAFa" Fair, the first volume to gather together the work of poets living and working in Mount Vernon, New York.

A reader at such venues as The Back Fence,  Manhattan College, Blue Door Gallery, AC-BAW Arts Center, Lola's Tea House, Mount Vernon Public Library, ABC No Rio, and Centerfold Coffeehouse.
 
Poetry readings available on YouTube.
 
Poetry podcast available on Podbean and on Podsnack.
 
Audio and video samplings of her poetry are available on her blog, McCarra/Poetry.
 
In addition to the above, MaryAnn also creates collages from mixed media and found materials.  A sampling of these may be seen on Google+ and on the website "Uncooked Culture."

MaryAnn is a recent transplant to the banks of the Hudson, in Peekskill, New York--formerly having lived in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon, New York.  Her husband is Mark Fitzpatrick and their three sons are Aidan Michael, Conor Brian, and Brendan Walsh Fitzpatrick.

At present she is at work preparing a volume of poetry for publication.

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  • CUNY Graduate Center (NYC), Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), Lincoln High School (Yonkers, NY)
    Ph.D. Program in English, 1989 - 1990
  • Manhattan College
    English and World Literature, 1985 - 1989
  • Lincoln High School
    1981 - 1985
  • Mark Twain Middle School
  • Public School No. 30
  • St. Simon Stock
  • Public School No. 33
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Day 7 -- and we're completing our first week of poetry prompts! 

For today....write a "body of water" poem. This could feature a river, lake, ocean, stream, pond, waterfall-- or even a pool, bathtub, or wash tub.

Share your watery words with us in the comments, if you've a mind to! 
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Poem-A-Day on the EMBARK/Peekskill Facebook Page......
DAY 4. Here’s another poetry prompt to get the words flowing….

A whole is often made of many parts—as with a recipe. Write a “recipe” poem. It could be a recipe for disaster, for love, for adventure, for friendship. What are the ingredients? How are they blended?

Post your poem in the comments, if you’ve a mind to, and share your “recipe” with us all! 

Happy writing on this rainy Friday!! 

https://www.facebook.com/EmbarkPeekskill   
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For the 12th annual issue of Florida English, our final issue as associate editors of the journal, we invite submissions dealing with the theme: Irish-American. Ideas for critical articles might include individual literary works by Irish-American authors or directors, films, etc, and the influence of these in shaping genres or the identities of the country at large, communities, or individuals. One might consider the issues of immigration, assimilation, tradition or the loss of tradition, religion, or food. In addition, Florida English is also looking for original pieces of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that are rooted in the Irish-American experience or explore any facet thereof. 
The deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1, 2014.

Submission guidelines:

Submit up to five poems and/or one each: short story, creative nonfiction, or critical essay through Submishmash at: floridaenglish.submishmash.com/submit

• Load each poem and story submission separately for judging purposes.

• For all submissions, please include a brief bio for the contributor’s page. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), and the title(s) of your poems, story, nonfiction piece, or essay, and any other relevant information. We will edit if necessary for space.

• Because we rely on blind submission judging, do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts that contain identifiable information on the poem, story, etc. will be rejected.

• Do not send simultaneous submissions or previously published work! We’re serious.

• Follow current MLA guidelines for critical essay submissions and formatting. Be sure your article has a proper works cited page, and make sure your citation conforms to the most current guidelines.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via email at the completion of the reading period (in September 2014).

Payment upon publication is one copy of Florida English. Additional copies of current issues may be purchased at a special contributor’s rate of $7.
Interviews/Reviews:
Florida English is also interested in publishing interviews and book reviews. Anyone interested in having a book reviewed or writing a review or interview should contact one of the editors by emailing ruffnec@scf.edu; grienej@scf.edu; or mckeer@comcast.net with “Attn Review” in the subject line so that you can receive the review/interview guidelines.

Notice of Copyright:
By submitting your work, you agree that Florida English acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Florida English may
reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.
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Unemployed? Looking for additional or supplementary employment? Living in the Peekskill/Cortlandt/Yorktown area?? Why not investigate the possibility of employment through SelectTemps?


Mission Statement:
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Select Temps, Inc. is a staffing support service to the human service field. Established in 1990 this agency provides high quality, interdisciplinary services to human service agencies throughout the five boroughs of NYC and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess. Our goal is to support the optimization of health and wellness for individuals with DD. Operating owners/administrators, Debbie and Bill McGinness blend rich backgrounds in education, nursing, and business and strive each day to bring client agencies, staff, individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), families, and communities together for the realization of positive human potential.

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Select Temps, Inc. is eager to hire individuals who truly care about enriching and enhancing the lives of individuals with DD. It is critical to approach employment within the human service field with a global perspective on health and well-being and an informed commitment to advocacy. This could be your opportunity to step into a meaningful role of service to others while earning a competitive wage and enjoying our benefits package. Do you want to make a difference?
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Today at 3:00 p.m. --  EMBARK@EMC --  925 South Street in Peekskill, NY.
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Lovely, but I find the music in the background a bit distracting.....the words alone would be enough.  
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It's the 3rd of April......and National Poetry Month is off to a great start!! 

So....here it is....the poetry prompt for today:

Well, it seems that Spring has arrived, if only in a half-hearted manner (so far). Does Spring put a spring into your step? Or is it simply an indicator of sheets of rain and the arrival of the tax man? Write a "Spring" poem in whatever form you prefer.

Feel free to post your poem on the EMBARK FB page....."like" their page.....and check back frequently for news of upcoming events and performances......

Embark | Peekskill
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TOMORROW AT THE PEEKSKILL MUSEUM!
2:00 p.m.
A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Free to members, $5.00 donation requested from the general public.
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Unemployed?  Seeking new employment, or maybe a second job? Living in the Hudson Valley (NY) area?   Why not check out SelectTemps?

http://selectcompanies.org/


http://selecttemps.selectcompanies.org/

Mission Statement:
"To protect, support, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) through health promotion and prevention practices, holistic care and support services, and informed advocacy."

Select Temps, Inc.

Select Temps, Inc. is a staffing support service to the human service field. Established in 1990 this agency provides high quality, interdisciplinary services to human service agencies throughout the five boroughs of NYC and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess. Our goal is to support the optimization of health and wellness for individuals with DD. Operating owners/administrators, Debbie and Bill McGinness blend rich backgrounds in education, nursing, and business and strive each day to bring client agencies, staff, individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), families, and communities together for the realization of positive human potential.
Select Temps, Inc. • 

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TODAY!!!!
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